Mary, Undoer of Knots

Our Lady can halt world conflict just as easily as she can command the universe to spin in reverse, if she so desires! God has given her all power, and as the Woman prefigured in Genesis who undid the sin of Adam, she continues her mission to restore the human heart...

The Marian Spirituality of St. Birgitta of Vadstena

The Marian spirituality of the beloved St. Birgitta (Bridget), one of the Patron Saints of Europe, is at once enchanting and instructive. Beckoned by the very Mother of God, she did not hesitate to place herself at the feet of this same Virgin Mother and her Divine...

The Five Marian Stones

St. Bonaventure tells us that Mary is spoken of “everywhere in Scripture” (Collationes in Hexaemeron, c. 13, n. 20). A wonderful example is found in the well-known scriptural account of David and Goliath. The five smooth stones chosen by David signify what we might...

Praying with Mary, Part II

At the very outset of our prayer, we should invite Our Lady to accompany us, so that she may impart to us her treasured memories of Jesus’ life and salvific work, allowing us to see Him through the eyes of her immaculate, compassionate Heart. Blessed Pope John Paul...

An Educator of Saints: Rev. Emile Neubert, S.M.

Through his countless writings, Father Emile Neubert continued Our Lady’s task of raising up “another Jesus,” another saint. With each new publication, he championed the apostolic role of the Mother of Christ and was considered by bishops and priests an exceptional...

The “Franciscan Thesis” and Pope Benedict XVI: Part II

The Immaculate Conception of Mary, according to the thought of Pope Benedict XVI, takes form in relation to the espousals of Christ and the Church. The Church becomes holy and immaculate to the degree that it is an extension of Mary, its pre-eminent member. This is...

The “Franciscan Thesis” and Pope Benedict XVI: Part I

The Immaculate Conception of Mary, according to the thought of Pope Benedict XVI, takes form in relation to the espousals of Christ and the Church. The Church becomes holy and immaculate to the degree that it is an extension of Mary, its pre-eminent member. This is...

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